Looking for a new race to help motivate your fitness goals in the New Year? The Myrtle Beach Marathon has a flat, fast ocean course, perfect for setting new personal records. Not only is this marathon great for getting your training back on track, but it’s also a great opportunity for runners to give back!
History of the Myrtle Beach Marathon
The Myrtle Beach Marathon emerged from five Myrtle Beach residents who participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training” (TNT) program. When the event transitioned from a marathon day to a Marathon weekend, more events were added, as well as additional support for charities.
Today, each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina (since its first event in 1998), the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools.
How Charity Support Works
Wonder how running the marathon directly supports these charities? First off, the marathon contributes a portion of the event registration fee to each supported charity. Next, each charity raises funds through direct contributions as well as individuals who obtain financial support for participating in marathon events. Silent auctions are also sometimes used.
The Myrtle Beach Marathon is proud to have helped these organizations raise more than $3 million over the last 17 years!
More Than Just a Marathon
It is hard to describe in words just how different this Marathon is from the rest. Imagine a weekend full of wild celebrations planned for all competitors, both locals and visitors alike. Making the choice to take part in this unforgettable weekend will no doubt leave a lasting impression on each runner for life!
Make the Most of your Trip
If you are planning on traveling far to compete in the marathon, don’t forget to treat yourself to a few of the wonders that Myrtle Beach has to offer. The Grand Strand is a perfect vacation destination with over 1,700 dining locations, over 100 of the best golf courses in the South, and sixty miles of white, sandy beaches. Enjoy live entertainment, fun attractions, and an exciting nightlife at Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing. Plan cultural activities and visits to historic sites, or escape for a little downtime on the beach during your stay. Keep your exercise in check with plenty of sporting facilities, hiking paths and beaches to run on. The possibilities are endless when you plan to visit the Myrtle Beach area!
Need a place to stay while attending the 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon? Check out our featured properties:
Carolina Winds #602
Located in the North end of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Winds #602 is a convenient distant between Barefoot Landing and the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath property is directly oceanfront with amazing views from the balcony. All bedrooms contain flat screen TVs with a larger one in the living room. The master suite includes its own private bathroom with granite countertops. The 2nd bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twins. The living room also has a queen-size sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully stocked with brand new pots and pans, a breakfast bar, brand new appliances and granite countertops. Enjoy the many pools by the ocean or relax for a dip in the lazy river. Ready to hit the town? Enjoy close proximity to Broadway at the Beach, Pirate’s Voyage and many other great local attractions! Stock up on your groceries at Fresh Market down the street or treat yourself to local seafood, steak or Italian fare from a variety of nearby restaurants. Marathon Special: Stay 3 nights & get one night free when you mention this article!
Myrtle Beach Villas II #405A
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach straight across from the ocean, Myrtle Beach Villas II #405A is a deluxe, spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom fully furnished condo. This location can sleep up to 10 comfortably with 1 king, 2 queens, 2 twin beds and a trundle bed for children. Enjoy a fully stocked open kitchen perfect for entertaining many guests with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. All bedrooms include flat screen TVs with DVD players, as well as a large TV with DVD player in the living room. Wi-Fi is also included at this location. Enjoy incredible ocean views from a large, open balcony with outdoor seating and a breakfast table overlooking the lazy river. This location also has 2 hot tubs, a new grill, picnic areas, and a kiddie fun pool, perfect for traveling families. There is also an elevator for convenient luggage travel. The corner on the fourth floor gives this condo privacy as well as great views. Take the kids to Family Kingdom amusement park, the boardwalk Skywheel, or plan a day of golf or shopping. Marathon Special: Save up to 30% off and free linens too when you mention this article!
Call us at Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach at 888-488-8588 or book online to secure either of these great properties today!
The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!
Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!